Dubai Travel News

Travel & Tourism News of Dubai and rest of UAE

Month: May 2013


Dubai plans “privilege cards” for tourists

Dubai plans to introduce a “privilege” program for tourists visiting the emirate, in the form of reward points on all purchases. These points can be redeemed for various benefits, a person involved in the initiative told Zawya. Every visitor landing…


Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi wins prestigious prize at World Travel Awards

DUBAI – Just five months after opening its doors to the public, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi swept away its formidable competition to claim the gong for the Middle East’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2013 at the World Travel Awards (WTA). The…


Annual income from tourism to 300 billion dirhams ($82 billion) by 2020

Tourism is crucial to Dubai’s economy, which had a gross domestic product of around $90 billion last year; it supports the emirate’s large retail industry as well as its hospitality sector. Occupancy at Dubai’s 599 hotels, which have 80,500 rooms…